European Tour 2013
Dear Readers, you will be delighted to learn that I learned my lesson from the previous Friday's flight fail, and arrived at Heathrow last Sunday in exceedingly good time to catch our plane to Madrid. In fact, one could say that my travelling group of upper strings were probably a tad over-cautious, arriving as we did almost before check-in had even opened. But better safe than sorry! Frankie...
The second part of our pan-European tour began on Friday 13th. We were due to be flying from Heathrow to Zurich at some ungodly hour for a concert in Lucerne, and for this blogger things went far less than smoothly.
Hello, and welcome to another Philharmonia blog! I'm Sam Burstin, a viola player with the orchestra since 2005, and regular tour blogger. This month we're performing in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and England with our Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, and I'll be describing the most impressive and interesting sights and sounds as we go.